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Old 05-16-2012, 03:30 AM   #16
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Still plugging away at the sequel. The book is being reviewed by my Wednesday evening Writer's Group at the library, and they've been offering quite useful critiques--as well as encouragement. It's tricky picking up the threads of a story I set aside so long ago, but it's getting easier. The more time I spend with it, the stronger the story feels - though I can definitely see areas between then and now where I've grown as a writer.

One of the encouraging things my group recently said to me, while reading some of the "back story" in Topheth, is that they wanted to read The Coppersmith now, just based on what I described.

If you're looking for a good summer read, this may be the one for you.
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I've got two new reviews of The Coppersmith up (finally!), with at least two more on the way.
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The Coppersmith will be FREE as a Kindle Select Promo from Wednesday, August 29 through Friday, August 31st. Grab it while it's hot! ;D
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The Coppersmith has surprised me by being my number one bestseller since publishing independently. We gave away almost 14K copies during our free promo, and since then it has continued to far outstrip everything else in sales. The book is really taking off.
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So far, out of 23 reviews, The Coppersmith is garnering a solid 4.2 stars on Amazon!
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I was talking with my son the other day (also a writer) about a movie we'd recently rented - a psychothriller (don't blame me. His Mom wanted to see it!), and we were discussing the nature of the serial killer, especially the way he blamed the victim for his own actions. I mentioned this is fairly typical of serial killers, and he wondered how I knew.

Naturally, I said, "If I tell you, I'll have to kill you."

No, I didn't say that. What I did say is that I had to do a lot of research into the minds of serial killers in order to write The Coppersmith in the first place. Definitely one of the creepiest subjects I ever had to study. But I think the result is convincing.

Read it for yourself and see if you agree.
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Writing as a reader, I wish to thank you for using a creative way to promote your book.

I can't think of a lazier writer than one who uses something like this: "Another update," or "Another new week," and then leaves it at that. I certainly won't read a book where the author thinks so little of it that he or she resorts to such inanities.

You promotional copy makes me WANT to check out your book.

Again, thank you. This should be a model for all those lazy writers everywhere.....and we know who they are.


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Writing as a reader, I wish to thank you for using a creative way to promote your book.

I can't think of a lazier writer than one who uses something like this: "Another update," or "Another new week," and then leaves it at that. I certainly won't read a book where the author thinks so little of it that he or she resorts to such inanities.

You promotional copy makes me WANT to check out your book.

Again, thank you. This should be a model for all those lazy writers everywhere.....and we know who they are.


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Thanks! That means a lot. I always thought I should try and at least say something useful. Just bumping the thread so I can "stay on top" seemed kinda pointless.
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